A Nostalgic Look Back at the Decade That Defined the New York Giants, Updated with a New Introduction
New York Times reporter Gerald Eskenazi brings us back to 1954, when the New York Giants began a decade of success as an iconic American sports team, winning six division titles between 1954 and 1963. Emerging from years of slumber, going from the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium, they produced a crop of hall of fame players whose names still resonate, including Tittle, Gifford, Greer, and Robustelli, making a then $7 New York Giants ticket the toughest to buy in the world of sports. Filled with personal anecdotes from players and coaches that reconstruct the drama and excitement of the plays and games during that eventful era, Giants fans will be reunited with the players (Robustelli, Huff, Grier, Modzelewski, and Svare on defense; Gifford, Rote, Brown, Shofner, Webster, and Tittle on offense), their rivals (Jim Brown, John Unitas, and others), meet Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry when they were assistant coaches, and relive the 1958 title game against the Baltimore Colts - the first overtime game in National Football League history - which remains in lore as the “greatest game ever played.”
What did you like best about this story?
As a lifelong Giants fan starting in the mid-1950s, the book brought back a lot of warm memories of those great teams
What three words best describe Paul Boehmer’s performance?
Below standard narration. Throughout volume 1 Boehmer consistently mis-pronounces many of the names that as a longtime fan I am very familiar with. The Mara name is a primary example as is Harlan Svare, an excellent linebacker in the 1950s. There are many more as well. Oddly, in volume 2, some of the names are pronounced correctly..
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
History of a proud franchise
reader has no clue what he is reading. I got through twenty minutes before I decided to return this book